Mayor Jorge Luis Escandon Hernandez was dragged onto the street and beaten by local villagers who stormed his office on Tuesday to exercise their anger at the mayor’s failure to fulfil campaign promises, according to Fox News. After beating the mayor, villagers then tied him to a truck and then dragged him through the streets.
According to Excelsior, the villagers consisted of farmers who were upset that Hernandez did not follow through on his promise to construct a road they needed. The police were able to rescue the mayor, however, the rescue attempt led to a riot that ensued between the police and the villagers. Over 20 people were injured during the riot and 11 people were later arrested. In a news release, the State Attorney General’s Office said that the mayor was safe and that he checked out well after being examined thoroughly by doctors.